Purity and Structure, Finesse and Power Champagne Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 2002 vintage has been produced with 100% Chardonnay grapes from three grand cru villages within the Côte des Blancs: Le Mesnil, Oger, Avize and Cramant. The wine, austere in its extreme youth, was then matured on its lees for 7-8 years, before being disgorged. It will now welcome a further 6-10, possibly even 20, years ageing. Its complexity is the result of this care and time.
Fine bubbles and texture, with crystalline minerality, the 2002 vintage is structured and elegant and its honeyed depth expresses both power and finesse – the harmonious balance of a wine assured of a long and complex intriguing future.
- FRA - Champagne
An exceedingly fine, restrained and exact expression of 2002. Wisps of lemon blossom, a hint of lime, a note of almond and signature Le Mesnil minerality permeate through a delicate, lingering finish. Tightly wound citrus fruit lies dormant in coiled-up suspension, hinting at great things to come in the cellar. The antithesis of Delamotte’s Blanc de Blancs NV, which is ready to perform right away. If this is what Delamotte can do in 2002, imagine what Salon will bring! Rating 95 - Tyson Stelzer, Champagne Guide 2012 - 2013
Colour: Medium deep lemon. Nose: Stylish toasty nose, gunpowder, flowers, ripe peach. Palate: Lean, elegant, focused. Ending : Long and refreshing. In a nutshell : Finesse. When To Drink : 2012-2018. Final Verdict : Spot On. Champagne Delamotte Blanc De Blancs Millesime 2002 Dans The Fine Champagne Magazine, 2012/09/21
Winery Tasting Notes
Its colour is a bright straw yellow with green hints.
After an opening juicy, greenapple nose come hints of white blossom, hawthorn and acacia, followed by lightly toasted notes.
The initial taste is rich – a suave, creamy but refreshing wine. It is followed by peach, yellow fruit compote, the lacy feel of apple tart – with a fine persistence and a superb finish. The 2002, is an elegant, well-balanced vintage, perfectly representative of the vintage and the Mesnil-sur-Oger House.
Delicacies to Accompany the Champagne The depth and complexity of the Champagne Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 2002 ideally complements poached foie gras, Sète fish stew, fish in cream sauce or casseroled veal with mushrooms. It is absolutely delicious with a
simple, unmatured goat’s cheese.